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 Post subject: Lightning strikes!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:05 pm 
Coppermine
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We had a very loud lightning strike last Friday night. Woke up to discover a couple of cable boxes not working, our TV had one HDMI connection fried, the modem was out of order, and a DVD player was also toast. All the toasted items were connected to surge protectors.

Right next to the modem sits a UPS to which my desktop and router were plugged in. As near as I can tell, they are both fine.

Thank goodness for the UPS. Should I plug the modem into it as well, even though it has a backup battery inside? I've read where that is a bad idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Lightning strikes!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:16 pm 
Coppermine
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Location: San Antonio
From the Cyberpower UPS web site:

What types of equipment are NOT allowed to be plugged into the UPS?
Any device which exceeds the unit’s VA/Watt rating should not be plugged into the outlets. High drain devices, medical equipment, and aquatic equipment also void the unit’s warranty. Below is a list of other devices that also void the warranty.
• Laser printers
• Space heaters
• Copiers
• Paper shredders
• Vacuums
• Curling Irons


I'd say a modem would be OK. My UPS has surge protected outlets and surge protected outlets that are protected by the UPS side of the UPS. So critical components should be plugged into the UPS side of the UPS and other items into the surge protected side.


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 Post subject: Re: Lightning strikes!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:18 pm 
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You forgot to mention hair dryers, toaster ovens, coffee pots, power drills.


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